In our weekend reading: new nonfiction by Megan Stielstra and J. Robert Lennon, thoughts on the music of Joe Strummer, and more.
As you might expect from its title, Mark Andersen and Ralph Heibutzki’s new book We Are the Clash delves into the history of a certain beloved punk band–but it’s the period that they focus on that might surprise some readers. Specifically, Andersen and Heibutzki explore the complex dynamics of the band’s final lineup, the music that they made, and how this uneasily juxtaposed with the rise of reactionary politics. Between this and the upcoming release of a new Joe Strummer […]
Afternoon Bites: Chelsea Hodson Interviewed, Roxane Gay, Revisiting “Superwolf,” Alice Bolin, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Chelsea Hodson and Alice Bolin, new writing by Roxane Gay, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Art Spiegelman’s Trading Cards, Joe Strummer’s Screening, Bill Fox’s Playlist, And More
“If you are good, and patient, you will eventually have a career. This is a categorical truth. Being a novelist and being a Hollywood screenwriter are both, statistically speaking, spectacularly unlikely, and yet half the contacts in my phone are either one or the other.” Alina Simone chats with Brian McGreevy at The Rumpus. (We reviewed his novel Hemlock Grove in March.) Art Spiegelman discusses his role in the creation of Garbage Pail Kids trading cards. Bill Fox talks about his current […]